Individual World Poetry Slam is Coming (October 8th -11th)

Phoenix Welcomes the World to the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam


Phoenix, AZ is the largest populated state capital in the United States, surrounded by beautiful desert landscape, and is proud to play host for the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam.  This three-day competition and arts festival will also include panel discussions, workshops, and poetry showcases made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council.

iWPS 2014 will host 72 poets along with countless fans, beginning Wednesday, October 8th. The Last Chance Slam at Lawn Gnome Publishing, will kick off the festival, with poets vying for one remaining slot in the official competition. The official Individual World Poetry Slam will begin Thursday, October 9th and continue through Saturday, October 11th.

Click the tabs on this page for details, including a schedule of events, lodging and ticket information, and contact information for iWPS 2014 organizers.  Phoenix is excited to welcome the world to iWPS 2014.  See you in Phoenix this October, when the average weather forecast is sunny and 80 degrees.


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